Hitler's Germany, 1929-45

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  • Hitler's Germany, 1929-45 How and why was Hitler able to become Chancellor in January 1933?
    • The Impact of the Wall Street Crash and Depression on Germany
      • The economic depression from the WSC in America in 1929 spread to Germany who were weak after WW1.
      • Germany-drop in trade, unemployment reached 6 million and American Banks demanded repayment of loans.
      • Low wages and part time working- couldn't afford the rent- homeless.
      • German Government powerless-proportional representation-parties had to form coalitions.
      • Many people looked towards EXTREMIST GROUPS-Communist and Nazi (appealed to different groups of people)-Nazis aimed at broad groups
      • Propaganda heavily used-'ein Volk, ein Reich, ein Fuhrer' (One People, One Nation, One Leader)
      • Josef Goebbels-Head of Propaganda in the Nazi Party in1926
      • The Nazi Private Army, the Brown shirts(SA) threatened political opponents
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      • Anger over TofV resurfaced
    • The Weimar System of Government
      • Proportional Representation= Coalition Governments
        • Parties who were joined together often disagreed
      • ARTICLE 48-the President could make laws in an emergency without consulting the Reichstag
        • General Von Hindenburg
      • Heinrich Burning- Chancellor between 1930-32-His policies were unpopular
        • Nazi Party growing in popularity


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